Cherry 'Stella' 7L - Gisela 5 Rootstock - 2YR
'Stella' is a beautiful fruiting tree that is famous for producing regular, heavy crops of plump, dark red cherries which are rich, sweet and aromatic, producing one of the finest flavours on the market. Self-fertile, this tree will produce fruit without a partner and makes an excellent pollinator of self-sterile varieties.
This is a very versatile tree well suited to fan-training, but can also be trained into a bush.
Pollination - Group 4
Cropping - Late July
Rootstock - Gisela 5 is equivalent to the apple M26 Semi Dwarf rootstock, producing a tree 2.5-3m (10ft) tall after 5 years, approx 50% the size of a standard cherry on seedling rootstock. Gisela 5 will come into fruit bearing in its third year.
Cherry trees on Gisela 5 cannot support themselves so you will need a 2m permanent stake or training against.
Provide regular feeding and watering, and to keep the area around the tree free from competing weeds or grass.
Gisela 5 was developed as a cross between two species of ornamental cherry, Prunus cerasus (the sour cherry) and Prunus canascens.